We've had years to figure out our strategic issues and the framework for making decisions, and the problem we face is that we've taken action without first adequately answering fundamental questions. Even if the president is clear on these matters, are we as a nation?
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A crucial contradiction lies at the heart of Al Jazeera's chosen path toward securing a place in the United States news landscape... a central flaw that (barring a miracle) is bound to result in failure.
The arrival of Al Jazeera has been a refreshing reminder of what journalism as a whole can do, be it print, on the air or a growing method of digital communication.
Al Jazeera America will look to bring news diversity to the American audience, challenge stereotypes and false perceptions and the network's image problem in the U.S. Will you be watching?
Upon taking power and unseating the first democratically elected (if not necessarily governing) president, the military immediately shut down several Egyptian and Arab television stations and arrested numerous journalists.
If the NSA is monitoring my phone calls I worry that they might not be correctly hearing what I'm saying. And, if this is the case, I worry even more, about what the resulting impact on my beloved U.S. of A. might be.
I enjoy watching Real Time with Bill Maher whenever I can, and I especially appreciate the wittiness and humor of his New Rules. Alas, whenever the subject of Islam and the Middle East pops, the show turns ugly.
Al Jazeera is exploring the acquisition of Spain's La Liga premier soccer league rights in a bid to expand its budding global sports franchise in a world in which pan-Arab television is on the decline.
The sale of Current TV by Al Gore and his partner Joel Hyatt to Al Jazeera which is owned by a billionaire sheik of Saudi Arabia is troubling to many ...
There is one subject that most politicians avoid: talking about the media. Most spend most of their time positioning themselves for media attention be...
Beset with logistical as well as political hurdles, Al Jazeera America will undoubtedly confront a rocky road ahead. If the network decides to raise the bar and provide truly innovative programming, then the network will surely gain some respect.
There's a reason why news junkies like myself are excited and anticipating this progress in domestic media. And there's a reason why everyone should take notice.
There it was in the recent Fiscal Cliff deal -- more tax breaks for windmills, electric cars, biodiesel, algae (algae?!), and of course 14 different flavors of ethanol. How many failures will it take before progressives wake up to the fact that they are being sold a bill of goods?
Are we uncomfortable with news that has not been sanitized by our own American-based networks? Is that the reason there is so much pushback to Al Jazeera English on U.S. network TV?
On the 11th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay's use as a prison for foreign detainees, Democracy Now! airs an exclusive broadcast interview with Sami al-...